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Four startups that caught everyone’s attention

Also on this bleak Berlin let’s take another look at the VC deals in the country. The four little unknown startups gets investments and further going to the road of success.


Loanboox founder Stefan Mühlemann, the homepoint group, so Robert Besir, Fuhnke media makers Michael Wüller, Michael Hegmann, Thomas Ziegler and Michael Munz invest a six-figure sum of less than 500,000 euros, in the Berlin startup Mineko. On Mineko, tenants can have their rental charges settled without membership, subscription or an appointment for an on-site consultation. The startup was pushed in 2015 by Chris Möller..


Creathor Ventures invests € 1 million in Serinus, a provider of alarm and crisis management software. The company from Hagen, on the southeastern edge of the Ruhr region, combines the advantages of a SaaS platform with the added value of integration into the customer’s system landscape as a hybrid solution. Serinus can be used, for example, in alerting scenarios, such as an evacuation alert or in crisis management such as product recall. Serinus is led by Benjamin Lieber.


The bus operator Flixbus is about to acquire Eurolines, the bus network of the French transport company Transdev. With the acquisition, the Unicorn Flixbus could further expand its supremacy in Europe over Blablabus. The offshoot of the Carpool Blablacar just announced the start in Germany. In France, Blablabus announced the acquisition of Ouibus.


The Hamburg startup figo, a banking service provider, and finreach solutions, a so-called fintech platform, are merging. Both company locations in Berlin and Hamburg are to be preserved. Just like the respective teams, promise the two companies. The new company is managed by Markus Dränert, Cornelia Schwertner and Taner Akcok. Around 90 employees are now working for the startup. As part of the transaction, finleap will also invest a high seven-digit amount to finance further growth in the merged entity. Amazing figo founder André M. Bajorat only briefly mentioned he promptly change to the supervisory board of the new company.

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